#SkiNorthBC Expedition 2.0

#SkiNorthBC Expedition 2.0

In the land of legends, moments can last a lifetime. Home to some of the most record-setting snowfalls, Northern B.C. winter experiences leave you with a serious case of perma-grin.  There’s so much snow, legendary one-day accumulations turn parking lots into mogul fields.

Explore communities rich in Indigenous history and with a connection to the land that goes back millennia. SnowSeekers has teamed up with a stellar roster of digital storytelling rock stars. Below you will find the results of their work. Check back often from Nov. 3 through Feb. 1 for weekly releases of new content on exciting destinations. #SkiNorthBC destinations include:

  • Terrace/the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikane home to Shames Mountain Resort
  • Smithers home to Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and Skeena Heli/Cat Skiing
  • Powder King Mountain Resort, along with Quesnel and Wells, B.C., home to Troll Ski Resort, snowed in along the Barkerville Highway.  

Fly with your choice of airlines from Vancouver, landing direct into Terrace or Smithers airports.  Or, make a road trip landing into #SkiNorthBC country with about a 4 1/2-hour drive north of Kamloops.  Make discoveries that you’ll talk about for a lifetime. Come #SkiNorthBC.

For Ski & Stay details, check here:

Terrace/Shames Mountain, Onion Lake Nordic and Kitsalas Canyon.

Smithers/Hudson Bay Mountain Resort along with Skeena Heli & Cat Skiing.

Quesnel, Wells, Barkerville and Troll Ski Resort.

Powder King Resort.

Correspondents
Rebecca Bollwitt
Chris Wheeler
Jim Barr
Matt Mosteller
Michael Bednar
Abby Cooper
Stories

Driving into Shames Mountain Ski Area, you get the true sense that this is a downhome, mom and pop kind of place; there's nothing glitzy or glam about it. But I like it that way, and getting here is half the fun.

A region carved by the immense power of the ocean, awe-inspiring glaciers and a hidden fault line, the landscape surrounding Terrace, B.C. is distinct. A mixture of coastal and interior rainforest coats the valley, breaking only for the nearby Skeena and Kitsumkalum waterways.

Ski history and heritage is alive and well in B.C. because the resorts are home to a thriving culture that encompasses the idea of going downhill at thrilling speeds.

Smithers is known for its epic amounts of snow, but what some people might not know is just how darn nice the people are that live here in the town close to Hudson Bay Mountain ski area.

Hot chocolate, fresh snow in the face and magical turns all day. Think this sounds too dreamy to be real. It’s not. Welcome to Troll Ski Area, just east of Quesnel, B.C.

Destinations

Wells may be small, but it is brimming with activity. Wells is a mining town and a centre for artists and outdoors enthusiasts. It is a surprisingly diverse town nestled in the mountains of the Cariboo.

Located in Northern B.C. along the Yellowhead Highway, Prince George is home to Powder King Mountain Resort, 740 km west of Edmonton, or accessible by flight into their airport.

Smithers, B.C. is home to Hudson Bay Ski Resort, found in Northern B.C. along the Yellowhead Highway. Smithers has a regional airport serviced by Air Canada.

Troll Ski Resort was built by Lars Fossberg in 1972, and 30 years later it is still run by the family. Troll has developed into a great mountain, with 4 surface lifts and 1700 vertical feet of terrain.

Shames, located just outside of Terrace, British Columbia, is the type of place where you can easily get in powder tracks with little to no effort, because they are everywhere.

 

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